Sergio Ends Year in Style

Garcia triumphs at Amata Spring to claim first win of the season in fine fashion against a stellar field

To the winner goesthe spoils

Spaniard Sergio Garcia claimed a sensational four-shot victory at the Thailand Golf Championship in mid-December, thanks to a final round of four-under-par 68 which gave him a first victory of 2013.

The Ryder Cup star, who held a four-shot advantage heading into the final round, held off world number three Henrik Stenson of Sweden, who also signed for a 68 in the US$1 million Asian Tour event at Amata Spring Country Club.

Frenchman Alexander Levy carded a 69 to finish third while India’s Anirban Lahiri emerged as the joint best Asian performer by sharing fourth place with Japan’s Yuki Kono, last year’s winner Charl Schwartzel of South Africa and world number four Justin Rose of England. Chapchai Nirat was the highest placed Thai golfer in a tie for eighth.

In a year which has seen him post 10 top-10s around the world, Garcia, who rose to 10th in the world after picking up 38 world ranking points, produced some of his best golf to break his duck in front of massive galleries at the magnificent Amata Spring.

Henrik Stenson continued his marvellous form to push Sergio Garcia all the way


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